Academic Services

Academic facilities

Moench Hall, Olin Hall, Olin Advanced Learning Center and the Mildred and Frederick Crapo Hall are open during the following hours for classes, studying, meetings, etc.:

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Rooms in these buildings may be reserved for club meetings, etc., by contacting the Registrar's Office and reserving a room for a specific time.

Learning Center

The Learning Center, located in the lower level of the Logan Library, offers academic assistance in the areas of chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, physics, and writing. English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors also lead conversation groups.  Peer tutors - trained students supervised by professional staff and certified by the College Reading and Learning Association - work one-on-one with students.  Professors encourage students to participate in study sessions held at the Learning Center or bring in writing assignments before they are submitted.

The Learning Center has something to offer every Rose-Hulman student:

  • One-on-one peer tutoring
  • Peer editing
  • Quiet study areas
  • Organized study groups
  • Course files
  • Study skills improvement
  • Workshops/Review sessions
  • Student Testing

The Learning Center is open Monday through Friday during the 2nd - 9th hours, Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and is closed Saturday. For additional information call 812-877-8876 or visit at the website.

Percopo Hall, a sophomore residence, is a partnership effort of the Learning Center and Office of Student Affairs. Percopo Hall is designed to provide a seamless living and learning environment for sophomores through the use of Sophomore Resident Tutors (Percopo and Lakeside Hall - 1st floor) and a graduate student. The Percopo Hall classroom is staffed by tutors Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Sophomore Resident Tutors are also available during their scheduled in-room office hours in Percopo and the Lakeside Hall.

Homework Hotline

The Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline, established in 1991, provides middle and high school students in Indiana with math and science homework help free of charge. Rose-Hulman students (freshman through seniors) are paid to serve as tutors for the program. The Homework Hotline phones are answered Sunday through Thursday in the evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (EDT). Tutors have access to most state adopted math and science textbooks. Middle and high school students may call toll free 1-877-AskRose to receive math and science homework support, or students can submit homework questions and access reference materials from the website. For additional information about the Homework Hotline or to inquire about employment opportunities, contact 812-877-8319 or Susan Smith Roads in the Learning Center.

Rose-Hulman Ventures

Rose-Hulman Ventures offers internships featuring hands-on projects in collaboration with companies where outcomes are both educational to students and value-added to companies. Located on the South Campus of Rose-Hulman, the program offers high-quality internships where students work on real technical problems defined by client companies with the benefit of flexible scheduling around class schedules. About 300 internships are offered each year to students of most majors and class standings.

Multidisciplinary teams of undergraduates are directed by full-time, Rose-Hulman Ventures project managers. Student interns are paid for their technical expertise while learning new skills, including design, prototyping and testing of new products or services. Interns work up to 10 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours during the summer months. This unique experience makes students attractive to recruiters and more productive immediately after graduation. To apply for an internship, visit the RHV booth during a Career Fair or visit the Rose-Hulman Ventures website.

Oakley Observatory

The Oakley Observatory, located on the east side of campus, is a teaching and research observatory available for use by Rose-Hulman students, faculty and staff. The observatory houses eight telescopes mounted on computer controlled mounts. The telescopes can be used with CCD cameras for recording detailed astronomical images or with eyepieces for direct visual observing. The Rose-Hulman Astronomical Society uses the observatory for recreational observing, public star parties, and open houses for groups such as scout troops or elementary school classes. The Physics Department offers an area minor in Astronomy which requires laboratory and research work at the observatory. The Astronomy area minor is available to all Rose students. In addition to the campus observatory, Rose-Hulman owns and operates the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory in Australia. This observatory is also available for use by Rose students via the internet.

Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology (IAIT)

The Office of Instructional, Administrative & Information Technology, includes Client Computer Services,  Software Projects, Help Desk, and Systems Administration.  The academic and administrative computing systems are located in IAIT.

The Help Desk is the central point-of-contact for customers with computer, network or telecommunications-related questions and problems. The Help Desk may be contacted by calling812-877-8989, sending an e-mail to helpdesk@rose-hulman.edu, or by visiting the Help Desk office on the lower level of Crapo Hall. Extensive information concerning services, systems, and software documentation is available from the IAIT web pages.

The TSC is dependent on student employees to successfully support the Rose-Hulman community. Students are hired as staff assistants, laptop assistants, and clerks. The TSC utilizes the services of the Financial Aid Office to locate and hire student workers. In addition, the Help Desk may announce its intention to hire student workers for the upcoming academic year through an announcement in the IAIT newsletter "The Kernel," or via an e-mail to students.

The Help Desk offers two conference telephones to campus users for 24-hour check-out. Stop by the Help Desk to reserve or check-out one of these conference telephones.

 

Policy for Responsible Computer Use

All RHIT computing resources and facilities (computers and file servers, internet access, internal network access, printing services, public lab computers, etc.) are shared among all faculty, staff and students. Individual users are expected to ensure that their activity does not preempt or hinder another user's activity. Furthermore, all use must be responsible (ethical and legal), based on criteria outlined in "Policy for Responsible Use of Rose-Hulman Computing Facilities" that can be accessed on the IAIT website.

 

Intellectual Property Policy

The primary mission of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) is to provide highly qualified students with a superior, rigorous undergraduate education in the fields of engineering and science.  In support of this mission RHIT encourages free and open discussion among faculty and students and requires the continued intellectual development of its faculty.  As one way of meeting the responsibiltiy for this development faculty are encouraged to publish books and learned articles, produce academic materials and develop inventions and processes.  Many of these materials and inventions will be the result of collaboration between several individuals and RHIT.  A policy is thus necessary to define the ownership of this intellectual property.  In defining ownership this policy strives to provide an atmosphere in which individual incentive to produce innovative and valuable intellectual property is maximized while at the same time the legitimate rights of all parties, including RHIT, are protected.

DEFINITIONS

The material set forth in the Intellectual Property Policy covers the ownership, distribution, and commercial development of technology developed by RHIT faculty, staff, and students and others participating in RHIT programs.  The term "technology" as used in the document is broadly defined to include technical innovations, improvements, inventions, and discoveries, as well as writings and other information in various forms, including computer software.

The complete Intellectual Property Policy can be found at:  http://www.rose-hulman.edu/HR/Policies/RHIT%20Intellectual%20Property.pdf

 

Instructional Services

The Instructional Services Office assists the Rose-Hulman community with audio/visual services. The office, which is located in Moench Hall, Room DL204, provides AV equipment to classrooms and loans equipment to groups as needed. It also provides repair and maintenance services. The classroom touch panels, LCD projectors, screens, computer interfaces, and sound systems are all maintained by the Instructional Services Office. A valid Rose-Hulman ID card is required at the time the equipment is loaned out. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Item Quantity Available
Hard Drive Camera 10
Mini-DV Camera 2
VHS Camera 2
12 MP Digital Camera 2
6.1 MP Digital Camera 4
Handheld Digital Recorder 2
Handheld Cassette Recorder 2
Portable Computer Projector 4
Portable Tripod Screen 4

NOTE: Tripods are available for the first six cameras listed. Students are responsible for the purchase of all media

A valid Rose-Hulman ID card is required at the time the equipment is loaned out.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

John A. Logan Library

The Logan Library provides quality resources, spacious study space, excellent service, convenient hours, and friendly, helpful staff to support Rose-Hulman's curriculum. We promote life-long learning to help you learn, share, and succeed.

The Logan Library provides access to high quality information resources.

  • The library collections primarily focus on technical information supporting the engineering, science, and mathematics curricula. These collections include e-books, printed books, e-journals, printed journals, e-databases, classroom reserve materials, and a variety of newspapers, magazines, and casual reading materials for your reading pleasure.

The Logan Library provides access to spacious study space in an inviting, learning environment.

  • The Logan Library, which was fully renovated in 2010, is located in the heart of Rose-Hulman's campus. It provides an inviting, learning environment that includes open areas for both collaborative work and quiet study. There are research tables, conference rooms, private study rooms with whiteboards, and a small café. Wi-Fi access, electrical outlets, and seating are plentiful. Copiers, printers, and the entire Digital Resource Center are at your service.

The Logan Library provides excellent service.

The Logan Library provides convenient hours of service.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Library hours will vary during the summer, academic breaks, and holidays

  • The Logan's Café is open Sunday - Thursday from 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.

The Logan Library has friendly, helpful staff. Library assistance is available in the library, via email, telephone, MS Lync, and Text a Librarian.

 

 

Digital Resource Center (DRC)

The purpose of the DRC is to provide the Rose-Hulman community with multimedia production resources. These resources include presentation preparation, video and audio digitizing, video and audio format conversions, graphic and text scanning, and other technologies such as bulk CD, DVD, and USB duplication.

Housed on the main floor of the Logan Library, the DRC has the software, equipment, and consulting services to assist you. The DRC staff will be glad to discuss how to make your presentation sharper or how to edit video and images to convey the message that you want.  The DRC will also assist you with customized packaging, menu creation and labels for your DVD/CD/USB projects.

Come by and visit to see how the DRC can help meet your multimedia needs or survey the DRC website to learn more.

The DRC is available whenever the Library is open (see Logan Library hours). For personal assistance, please contact  Alan Ward (812-877-8265) to set up a meeting time.

 

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology Office is located in Moench Hall, Room DL204. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We support the collaboration of learning and communication technologies and ensure that appropriate technologies are available for use by our faculty, staff and students. 

Equipment loans are available with a valid Rose-Hulman ID card. The following equipment may be checked out:  video cameras, digital cameras, tripods, document cameras, televisions, LCD projectors, clickers with laser pointers, speaker systems, USB speakerphones, and easels.

Visit the Instructional Technology Office in DL204, or you may call for assistance via x8556.